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7th Annual Ride for Autism - Date To Be Announced
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust,
Gravely Brook Rd.
About the Ride For Autism
Autism is a developmental disorder that strikes children sometime in the first three years of life and impacts the normal development of the brain in areas of cognition, social interaction and communication skills. Each child is affected differently and to varying degrees. According to recent studies, as many as one in every 88 children born today will be on the autistic spectrum. Autism is now the third most common developmental disorderómore common than Down Syndrome, multiple sclerosis or cystic fibrosis. Autism is treatable with various treatments and therapies. Current research is limited due to a lack of available funds.
Autism Society of Maine was founded by a group of parents and professionals in 1976. ASM started as a grass roots organization and is now funded by DHHS and DOE. ASM is a chapter of Autism Society of America. It is our intention to use the proceeds from this event to fund our seventh summer camp for children with autism spectrum disorder, family retreat weekend, and our autism information specialist program. Please help us raise awareness of autism and how it affects individuals in our communities in Maine.
Routes and Distance Options
All of the bike routes are generally flat, scenic, loops along the beautiful Southern Maine coast. The course roads will not be closed to traffic so cyclists are required to obey the rules of the road and are reminded to use extreme caution in high traffic areas.
Our event will be based out of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust building on Gravely Brook Road in Kennebunkport, Maine.
This event will happen rain or shine.